Sunday, January 15, 2012
Tips on How to Choose Blush
By request, here are some of my tips on how to choose a blush!
1. Decide on what makeup you are wearing and what your stand out feature will be.
-If you are only using enhancing makeup (mascara, a touch of liner, powder) for a polished look you want a blush that will be a neutral match for your skin tone.
-If you are choosing a stand out feature such as emphasizing your eyes or pout, choose a blush of complimentary color. This can be a blush according to your skin tone or in the color family of your stand out feature. Pink lips? Try pink cheeks. Green/bronze eyeshadow? Try neutral bronze to peach colors on your cheeks. Your blush can even be a stand out feature!
2. Do you have dry skin type or oily?
-Dry? Use a cream blush or moisturize well and use a primer before a powder blush
-Oily? Always prime, use a powder blush. In love with a cream? Prime and use translucent powder over the cream blush if it doesn't set to a powder finish on its own.
3.Pick a color according to the color of your natural 'flush'.
Just finished jogging. Check the color and use that as a guide to your best blush color.
4. Are you a woman of color?
-Try to always opt for blushes with heavy pigment (i.e. MAC, NARS) With blushes (brands) that you are unsure of, try deep colors (deepest pink, wine, orange, purple)
-If the color is actually too deep for your liking, you can always adjust it by the tool for application. Try a duo fibre stippling brush (skunk brush)
Bronzer can be used as blush or combined with another blush of your choice to make you glow!
6. Check beauty blogs of bloggers of your complexion.
Do you like the blush they are using? More than likely it will work for you!
Other resources for blush help:
Yummy411 on blush!
Yummy411 on Powder blush and blush brushes
The Beauty Bohemian- Blush Application for your face type
BellaSugar's Guide to the Best Blushers for Your Skin Tone
HAPPY BLUSH HUNTING!